The Resource National Indigenous Languages Survey of Australia

National Indigenous Languages Survey of Australia

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National Indigenous Languages Survey of Australia
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National Indigenous Languages Survey of Australia
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eng
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[Abstract from AIATSIS Research - Dr. Doug Marmion] In 2011 the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Australian Studies (AIATSIS) will conduct the second Australian National Indigenous Languages Survey (NILS2). Funded by the Department of the Office of the Arts, this survey will aim to take a comprehensive snapshot of the state of Australia's Indigenous languages, their number, status and vitality, and to gain some indication of their prospects. This follows on from the first NILS, carried out in 2004 by AIATSIS in conjunction with the Federation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages (FATSIL). The first NILS utilised an online survey form, telephone and on-the-ground interviews to collect new information, which was integrated with statistics from previous smaller-scale surveys. Also collected was information on language programs, and on archives of Indigenous language data. The results of this first NILS were reported in detail in AIATSIS (2005) and proposed four main policy initiatives (in brief): providing support for language nests; establishing Community Language Teams; supporting regional Indigenous Language Centres; setting up a National Indigenous Language Centre. Doug will describe the first NILS, addressing its methodological strengths and flaws, and examining the outcomes and recommendations and their realisation and impact in the succeeding years. Doug also considers the role NILS played in contributing to Australia's National Indigenous Languages Policy, and the response from Australian governments. AIATSIS is now in the planning stages for the second NILS (NILS2) and has moved to a three-year schedule to allow for detailed planning before, and analysis after, the survey proper. The presentation reflects on the lessons learned from NILS1 and what they mean for the implementation of NILS2, and goes on to outline the methodology to be used
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Filmed in Canberra, A.C.T., 2011
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Abstract
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Dr. Doug Marmion
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AIATSIS_109 ; V09319_1-13
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National Indigenous Languages Survey of Australia
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http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
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Publication
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  • Not auditioned
  • The views and opinions expressed by speakers during the AIATSIS Seminar Series do not necessarily reflect those of AIATSIS, and the Institute accepts no responsibility for them
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Conditions apply
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Kate Smith;
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Release form
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AIATSIS_001
Label
National Indigenous Languages Survey of Australia
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Publication
Note
  • Not auditioned
  • The views and opinions expressed by speakers during the AIATSIS Seminar Series do not necessarily reflect those of AIATSIS, and the Institute accepts no responsibility for them
Governing access note
Conditions apply
Immediate source of acquisition
Kate Smith;
Note
Release form
Stock number
AIATSIS_001

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